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Gary Cokins

Baseball + Analytics = Improved Performance

Posted by Gary Cokins over 7 years ago, 1 comment
How does an organization create a culture of metrics? One example is the community of baseball, including its managers, team owners, scouts, players and fans. With better information and analysis of that information, baseball teams perform better – they win!
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The Librarian

Get your on-premise business metrics on your mobile

Posted by The Librarian over 7 years ago, 0 comments
Good news for all business managers that would love to have their business metrics — for which the data reside in databases behind the firewall (on-premise) — available on their smart-phone. We have made the integration of on-premise data into KPI Dashboard much easier with our Data Collector.
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Gary Cokins

What? So what? Then what? … Why not?

Posted by Gary Cokins almost 8 years ago, 6 comments
One of the problems with analytics and business intelligence (BI) information is that these techniques do not always complete the task of solving a problem or moving to the next step of creating and realizing value. I refer to this as the syndrome of “What? So what? Then what?” My concern is that many organizations use analytics and BI to answer only the first question, but then they are stymied when it comes to answering the next two questions.
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Phil Green

Are Americans getting wealthier or poorer? It depends on how you measure “wealth.”

Posted by Phil Green almost 8 years ago, 4 comments
The standard measure of wealth is GDP per capita. The chart below shows that Americans have been getting continually wealthier for decades, with a few blips here and there (source of data). The measure of wealth—Gross Domestic Product, is based on the dollar value of economic transactions.
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The Librarian

How to make 966% return on your BI investment

Posted by The Librarian almost 8 years ago, 0 comments
As IT budgets continue to shrink and expectations traditionally rise, you may be interested in finding a high yield on your IT spend. How about a 966% return on your investment? A recent examination of Nucleus Research found organizations earn an average of $10.66 for every dollar spent on deployments of analytics applications such as business intelligence (BI), performance management (PM), and predictive analytics. See here for an excerpt of the research note.
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Gary Cokins

Business Analytics – Nonsense or Prudence?

Posted by Gary Cokins almost 8 years ago, 1 comment
Pardon my deception by attracting you to read this blog article by stating “business analytics” in its title. Analytics are a means to an end where the end-game is enterprise performance improvement. That is, analytics are enablers, not necessarily the root cause for improvement. And there are obviously multiple other contributors to organizational improvement including having enough money to spend on improving and having good executive leadership.
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